Outdoor Fun

What, No More Surfing on the Red Cedar River?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Four engineering students have proposed removing the underwater dam across from MSU’s Administration Building and replacing it with a series of "rock arch rapids." ELi's Jessy Gregg dives below the surface for this report.

Maple Syrup Festival Returns to Fenner This Weekend

Monday, March 11, 2019

This Saturday at Fenner Nature Center you can sample maple-based treats, learn about tree tapping, maple syrup distilling, forestry management, and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Nick Wright tells you what you need to know about this annual family event.

ELi on Earth: Winter Wild Bird Care

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Want to know how to attract birds to your feeders? Keep squirrels out of them? Keep birds safe and healthy this winter? ELi science reporter Aron Sousa can help.

What’s Next with the Scooters?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

City leaders assumed Bird and Lime scooters would be removed with the onset of winter weather, but they're still here. Find out what's happening with scooters on both sides of Grand River, and what (might be) next from ELi's Jessy Gregg.

Muskrat Mayhem Movement Raises Money, Gets Kids Moving

Friday, October 12, 2018

On October 12, Marble Elementary students will take on an obstacle course based on a popular TV show. "Muskrat Mayhem Movement" (M3) is a fundraiser, but organizers say it's also about teaching kids the joy of physical exercise. ELi's Amalia Medina reports.

As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.

East Lansing Celebrates Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Students walked to school, many in groups and some accompanied by a kilted piper. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the scoop (and some great photos.)

Parks & Rec Looking at Many Improvements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Whitehills 5k and Fun Run Returns August 25

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Anyone, from any neighborhood can sign up for fourth annual Whitehills Elementary 5k and Fun Run, but only until the August 23 deadline. Charlie Meyers, a recent graduate of ELi's Summer Youth Journalism Program has the details.

Area Trail Repairs Ongoing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What's happening with improvements to trails in East Lansing and nearby? ELi's Jessy Gregg attended the latest meeting of the Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails and brings back this report.

East Lansing Summer Concert Series Brings Starfarm to Ann Street Plaza

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Friday, July 13, 80's band Starfarm will play the Ann Street Plaza as part of East Lansing's Summer Concert series. Christopher Wardell tells you why their lead singer loves these shows, how bands are picked for the series, and what's on for the rest of the summer.

Bailey Ice Cream Social: Bringing Neighbors Together Since 1974

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Since the summer of 1974, Bailey Neighborhood residents (and anyone else who likes ice cream) have gathered for an annual evening of ice cream and community. This year, there's an opportunity for social-goers to support improvements to Bailey Park. Christopher Wardell has the scoop.

EL Fire Department Trains for Water Rescues

Friday, June 29, 2018

How do East Lansing firefighters train for water rescues, and what does their trainer say is the most important thing you can do to stay safe on the water? ELi's Evan Dempsey has the story.

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